Leslie Fiedler Quotes

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Born: March 8, 1917, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Buffalo, New York, USA, January 29, 2003

1.
All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science.
- Leslie Fiedler

2.
Faulkner turned out to be a great teacher. When a student asked a question ineptly, he answered the question with what the student had really wanted to know.
- Leslie Fiedler

3.
Hemingway seems to be in a funny position. People nowadays can't identify with him closely as a member of their own generation, and he isn't yet historical.
- Leslie Fiedler

4.
I have, I admit, a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis.
- Leslie Fiedler

5.
I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.
- Leslie Fiedler

6.
I think the pattern of my essays is, A funny thing happened to me on my way through Finnegans Wake.
- Leslie Fiedler

7.
It's funny to be a critic.
- Leslie Fiedler

8.
My assignment is what every writer's assignment is: tell the truth of his own time.
- Leslie Fiedler

9.
When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before.
- Leslie Fiedler

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